Africa Immigration Series - Introducing Mozambique Africa Immigration Series (AIS) is a series of articles to be published on our blog frequently. Each article will explore the Africa’s expat mobility landscape and a brief overview of the current economic situation and investment opportunities. Our third country article focuses on Mozambique.
On Sunday the 17th of July, at the 27th African Union (AU) Summit, Ms Dlamini Zuma introduced the African Passport. This potentially ground breaking news, reaching us from Kigali, at this stage sounds far more exciting than it really is, although the related plans may well be labelled ambitious.
Aiming to take the borders around growth prospects away Out of the 55 countries on the African continent only 13 offer liberal access to other Africans. African passport holders continue to struggle with travelling across the continent as visa regulations are applied strictly. The current situation ‘African nationals are suffocated by visa policies and regimes, as they make it more difficult to travel across the continent’ – Akinwumi Adesina, the president of the African Development Bank (AfDB) said when interviewed by the New Times following the publication of a recent AfDB report. Visa policies – hampering Africa’s development and growth? The resultant stats produced by the African continent contrast strongly with these on the other continents. Most importantly; intra-continental trade as a percentage of the total trade per country is far lower in Africa than elsewhere. The conclusion of the report on African visa policies is that the current visa policies restrain “free movement of goods and people in Africa’’. […]
In recent developments to our previous article on business visa we just received the following information: No need for Business Visa for Namibia No need for Business Visas In a surprise meeting with the Decision Making Cabinet in Namibia on 24 May 2016 the business visa have been abolished. This is not only applicable to South Africans but all African nationals as well which fits into the current tendency we have in Africa to improve the ease of business travel. Dr. Geingob reminded the cabinet in view of Africa day the importance of the liberation between all African brother and sisters and the true Harambee Spirit. […]
Namibia is a country in South Western Africa, bordered in the south by South Africa, in the east by Botswana and in the north by Angola. Namibia’s capital is Windhoek and the country’s total population is just over 2 million. Although English is the sole official language, German and Afrikaans are also widely spoken due to the period of colonial occupation by the Germans and also Afrikaans. Agriculture, Tourism and Mining are the foundation of Namibia’s economy which experienced an average 5.2% GDP growth over the last 5 years. NAMIBIA IMMIGRATION LANDSCAPE The primary legislation governing immigration in Namibia is the Immigration Act of 1993. The 1993 Act is the only official legislative material available to provide an overview of the legal landscape. […]
Visas needed to explore and expand commercial opportunities abroad – the World within reach Many professionals recognize the opportunities on the other side of the South African border. Potential green(er) pastures spotted abroad must be explored. At IBN we continuously meet with and assist enterprises aiming to expand their footprint from South Africa to anywhere else on the globe. Due to our strategic location in Johannesburg we mostly get to service South African companies / multinationals with their regional headquarters in Gauteng, looking to engage in business elsewhere in the region. Zambia, Botswana, Namibia and Mozambique are popular destinations. Of course Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Kenya and Ghana, although not within the Southern African region, are also greatly in demand. Even the rest of the world is not beyond reach; also for non-African countries checklists of the the necessary documentation to enter and engage in the activities desired can be arranged by us. […]